Eatsern orthodox and roman catholic christianity

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For Roman Catholics, Jesus saved man and allowed him to reach heaven by paying the price for sin through his death by crucifiction. The most recent is the pan-Orthodox Council held last week — though four of the 14 autocephalous Orthodox Churches declined to participate.

Pope - Infallibility of Papal Infallibility is rejected.

theological differences between the catholic church and the eastern orthodox church

The Lord has done great things for me, and holy is His Name. Ignatius of Antioch had this to say.

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Tensions rose in the early 11th century when the Catholic Normans overran Greek-speaking southern Italy and imposed Latin practices on the churches there. I love the Orthodox — so I study the Great Schism that I live every day in miniature with care, to be ready to defend Rome whenever called upon in my day-to-day life.

And yet, study is not the main reason for this trust I feel. A life of prayer At the centre of worship and belief is the Eucharist surrounded by the Divine Offices or the Cycle of Prayer.

4 differences between the catholic and orthodox religion

Orthodoxy[ edit ] Emperor Constantine presents a representation of the city of Constantinople as tribute to an enthroned Mary and baby Jesus in this church mosaic Hagia Sophia , c. In addition, struggles between Rome and Constantinople to control parts of Southeastern Europe resulted in the conversion of some churches to Rome, which then also used "Greek Catholic" to indicate their continued use of the Byzantine rites. I do not, and cannot, worship God within a body that chooses to change His commandments. Her perpetual virginity and intercession are denied. The sacrificial nature of the Eucharist is also rejected. Customs The richness of the spiritual practices of the Western and Eastern Churches nearly defy categorisation. Instead, I found sin, confusion, and a life that brought me much pain. Baptism of adults and infants is by immersion in water three times in the name of the Trinity and is both the initiation into the Church and a sign of forgiveness of sins. Saints A special group of holy people, who are venerated. The Orthodox took issue with the pope for mandating a version of the creed which in their view amounted to a subtle downgrading of the Holy Spirit. If anyone had told me even seven months ago that I would be converting to Catholicism soon — let alone dedicating so much of my life to learning and talking about the faith! And yet, study is not the main reason for this trust I feel. The Patriarch of Constantinople retaliated by putting a stop to outposts of Latin-style worship in his home city, and the pope sent a delegation to Constantinople to sort the matter out. On top of that, I was baptized Greek Orthodox. The Orthodox Church lays particular emphasis on the role of the Holy Spirit in the Eucharist, and in the Prayer of Consecration calls on the Father to send down his Holy Spirit to effect the change of the bread and wine into the Body and Blood of Christ.

The Orthodox believe that by the consecration the bread and wine are truly changed into the Body and Blood of Christ. I left Orthodoxy and ran off for years to act in varying degrees like a pagan, a Buddhist, a Muslim, an atheist, a Protestant, a Jew.

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Similarities between roman catholic and eastern orthodox

The claim that Mary was sinless is rejected - only Christ was sinless. With the exception of the Anglicans and some Lutherans, this idea is rejected. It is made up of a number of effectively self-governing churches. The dogma of the Immaculate Conception states that Mary, was at conception 'preserved immaculate from all stain of original sin' and should not be confused with the virgin birth. Leviticus Penance All Orthodox Churches use the Mystery of Penance, or Confession, but in Greek speaking Churches only priests who have been blessed by the Bishop as 'Spiritual Fathers' are allowed to hear confession. During the second millennium, the Roman Catholic Church developed an intensely centralised concept of spiritual authority, but the Orthodox Church has always tolerated greater independence. I see the pain of so many Catholics today, people who have kept this treasure alive long enough for me to find it at the eleventh hour. Eastern Christians believe that they confess the true doctrine of God in the right orthodox way. Purgatory An intermediate state between earth and heaven is recognised, but cleansing and purification occur in this life, not the next. While Roman Catholics tend to use statues to represent the saints, the Orthodox Church has a rich iconographic or pictorial tradition. There is also some degree of mutual recognition of the validity of Orthodox ordinations. Why, then, do the two religious bodies not simply unite? Both are denied. Some of the old Chrism is mixed with the new, thus linking the newly baptised to their forbears in the faith.
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Comparison between Orthodoxy, Protestantism & Roman Catholicism